A "mobile" is a term used for phones, stemming from the term "mobile phones", which differs from their predecessor, wired or immobile phones. A mobile phone is a portable device whose primary use is to "call" other phones, allowing for a conversation to be had from pretty much any two places in the world between these two devices.

Mobile Device Analysis

Mobile device analysis is a branch of digital analysis that refers to the recovery of digital evidence or data from different mobile devices under the analysis of a sound condition. Mobile devices are used to save different types of personal information such as contacts, notes, calendars, and to communicate with others.

Mobile Phone Fraud

Mobile phone fraud is simply any fraud that involves the use of mobile phones. One type of this fraud is call-forwarding fraud, where a fraudster tricks a victim into mistakenly forwarding their phone calls to another number.

Money Laundering

Money laundering is the process of concealing the origins of illegally obtained money by going through a complex sequence of bank transfers to make the money look as if it came from a legitimate source or business transactions.

Money Mules

People who receive money into their account and transfer it elsewhere for a fee. It is usually done for money laundering, which makes money mules complicit in illegal crimes. 

Like with address drop scams, money mules are often unaware they are helping criminals. They are commonly found via fake job posts, and hired under false pretenses, for instance forwarding money to a charity in a foreign country.


The term monitoring refers to the observing and checking of the progress or quality of something over a period of time. Monitoring services generally ensure the security and authenticity of something over time.

Mortgage fraud

Mortgage fraud is a crime in which the fraudster omits information on an application for a mortgage loan to obtain to greater loan than they would likely normally be eligible to recieve.


Mousetrapping is a technique used by websites to keep its visitors on the website for longer, and also to force visitors to engage with their website. It may occur from a website launching pop-up ads to delay the user from exiting the page.